The Mental Health Training Series is part of the Mental Health Specialty Track of Allen Superior Court. Those working with the Family Court system (e.g., attorneys, CASA, GALs, DCS, probation, law enforcement, court staff) are encouraged to register. All youth workers in our community are also welcome. One CEU per hour of training will be available to participants upon request.
The training series, a collaboration between Great KIDS make Great COMMUNITIES and Allen Superior Court, Family Relations Division, is offered free of charge and is funded in part by The Lutheran Foundation. Preregistration is required.
To receive email announcements when registration opens for the Mental Health Trainings contact Great KIDS.
DVDs of some Mental Health Trainings are available in the Great KIDS lending library.
2018 Training Series Upcoming Events:
“Big Mama’s Chair”
Presented by: LaDonna Wattley
May 1, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm
IPFW International Ballroom
Big Mama’s Chair is an interactive presentation that addresses the barriers service providers face when attempting to work with families/individuals in need. Participants are encouraged to examine personal beliefs, as well as behaviors, that may be impeding successful service delivery.
* find yourself receiving only the “polite” response when asking questions
* feel completely outside of your element
*struggle to gain family members’ trust
*desire to interact more effectively with clients
. . . then this workshop is for YOU!
“I Am Jane Doe” – Documentary Film
May 7, 2018, 4:00pm- 6:00pm
Huntington University- Merillat Center for the Arts Longacker Recital Hall
“I Am Jane Doe” follows real cases of American girls enslaved in the child sex trade through ads. This documentary follows the journey of these young girls and their mothers as they run into a collision course not only with Backpage but with judges, powerful corporations, special interest groups, and an outdated internet freedom law that has been interpreted by federal judges to protect websites from any responsibility for hosting ads which sell underage girls. “I Am Jane Doe” takes a fresh look at a social and legal issue that affects every community in America.
Following this documentary, the audience will be provided with brief conversation regarding the film along with Q&A. We will have the opportunity to hear from David Kurtz, a senior social work major at Huntington University. David is currently completing a 500 hour practicum in Thailand working for Freedom Story, a prevention program for child trafficking. We will also hear from Jeremy Greenlee (Indiana Trafficking Victim Assistance Program) and Jeffrey Robertson (FBI).
This documentary film tells the story of Lincoln High School as the principal, Jim Sporleder, and staff transform Lincoln into a “trauma-informed” school. Great KIDS has purchased the rights to show the film. Please contact Great KIDS if you would like to schedule a showing in your school, organization, or agency.
The Mental Health Training Series is funded, in part, by a grant from: